Last year, the passage of the Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020, which reauthorized the Older Americans Act, was a major win for the Aging Network. A provision in the legislation approved the creation of the Research, Demonstration and Evaluation Center (the Center) for the Aging Network.
The newly released Policy Spotlight: Aging Network Opportunities in the New Older Americans Act Research, Demonstration and Evaluation Center, developed in partnership with the National Council on Aging, takes a deep dive into the establishment of the Center, what it means for the Aging Network and future opportunities for the Center to support the modernization and growth of aging services. A robust research, demonstration and evaluation body can help the Aging Network demonstrate outcomes of innovative practices and help them scale to serve a rapidly growing older adult population, yet there is work to be done to ensure the Center can serve its purpose.
Read the full Policy Spotlight to learn more about the Center and future opportunities for the Aging Network.